Poenari are a band from Poland that plays a raw mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of t heir 2013 album "Wrath, War, Lucifer" which was re-issued in 2015 by EEE Recordings.
A very fast, raw and modern occult black metal sound starts off the album along with some blast beats and a few seconds alter grim high pitched screams start becoming a very huge part of the recording and the guitar riffs and vocals also add in elements of death metal at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Morbid sounding melodies can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and the vocals also bring in angry shouts at times and some of the riffs also have an early war metal feeling at times while the fast parts use a great amount of tremolo picking to create a very raw and old school 90's influenced black/death metal style while a alter track brings in whispered style vocals that is very rarely heard in the genre these days and the last 2 tracks bring in Beldaroth of Bessatt on vocals.
Poenari plays a style of black metal that goes back to the fast and blasphemous style of the 90's which they also mix in with a decent amount of melody and death metal influences which also makes the music stand out a bit more, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Luciferian, Darkness and War themes.
In my opinion Poenari are a very great sounding fast and raw mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lucifer" "Sons Of Life" "Wolf" and "Ritual". 8 out of 10.